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TRAVEL GUIDE: SWEDEN

As the third-largest country in Western Europe, the Kingdom of Sweden is a long, narrow nation that lends itself to a variety of landscapes — lakes, waterways, mountains and glaciers cover 70 percent of it. Stockholm, the country's capital, is located in the Northern region. It encompasses fourteen interlocking islands and is considered a walker's haven. This progressive metropolis also offers a vibrant and creative urban scene filled with cultural hot spots, historic attractions and more movie theaters than any other city in the world. Where the Nobel Prize committee is headquartered, you'll delight to discover Djurgarden Park, the king and queen's palatial residence, a 24,000-island archipelago and a smorgasbord of restaurants.

The elegant Operakällaren restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden

WHERE TO EAT
Restaurants in Sweden
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Dining in Sweden goes far beyond those famous meatballs. Options in Stockholm include The Royal Opera House's elegant Operakällaren.


72-HOUR VACATION
Stockholm

This jewel of Scandinavia is a joy to visit, whether in the dead of winter or during the long summer days. World-class shopping, hotels and sightseeing are highlights of this city famous for its beautiful interconnecting islands and the Nobel Prize.
Check out our guide to three days in Stockholm

Grand Hotel Stockholm

FEATURED HOTEL
Grand Hôtel Stockholm
This 130-year-old establishment incorporates the old with the new in a distinguished setting. The suites are designed in seven different styles, such as Jugend or Rococo, and elegant cuisine is served at the very formal and baroque Hall of Mirrors.


Rattviksdansen Folklore Festival FUN AND GAMES
Rattviksdansen Folklore Festival
Similar to Renaissance fairs held in the United States, this festival in Rattvik offers scheduled performances, competitions, games, music and even lessons on folkloric dialogue that will entertain individuals of all ages.

OPEN-AIR ADVENTURE
Skansen
Created to exhibit Swedish life through the ages, Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum, houses a replica of a typical nineteenth-century town, parks, gardens and an open-air zoo filled with indigenous animals. The museum also hosts many events and festivals including Skansen Christmas Market, held the first three weekends of December.
Skansen in Sweden, the world's oldest open-air museum

For more information, visit the official website of Sweden
or the official gateway to Sweden

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